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Old 10-07-18, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I have recently purchased an early Lister L type engine.

There are a couple of odd features however that I was hoping some of
you might be able to shed some light on..

Firstly, I was hoping somebody could confirm if the carburettor / manifold
is indeed intended for Propane or (town gas) as there was the remains of an old flexible gas pipe connected to the bottom of the carburettor inlet union.

I have attached a couple of pictures of this as well as the carburettor taken out of the manifold showing the pipework.

Or was it a paraffin type vaporiser converted for gas use?

It also has what appears to be a K type cylinder head?

And lastly, it also has a Hills bros flick type magneto, would this have been anoriginal fitment as I know Lister generally used ML and Bosch type magnetos.

Thanks for your time.

Joe.
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Old 10-07-18, 01:14 PM   #2
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You have a "Type 3" vaporiser, as fitted to the later engines (including my MH (kerosene LH)), so if your engine is early the vaporiser is not original. The flexible tube is not original and looks like somebody has done a DIY conversion.

From your description it looks like the whole engine is a "Frankenstein's Monster"...

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Old 10-07-18, 02:41 PM   #3
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Hi, many thanks for your response..

I was completely uneducated as to the types of vaporisers used on Lister engines..

I have added a couple moe pics of the engine.
I will also have a look today at the serial number and post later.


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The same vaporiser, as fitted to my 1944 (very late) 104MH.

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Old 10-07-18, 05:21 PM   #5
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What age is your engine, it looks like it might have been returned to the factory to have a new type barrel and head fitted as engines with removable heads where made from 1922, the crank case is pre 1922 but the top half is much later, the vapouriser is as stated type 3 which could also date the top half.

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Incredible

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Old 10-07-18, 06:53 PM   #7
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have you the spec and serial No.from the brass plate
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Old 11-07-18, 03:51 PM   #8
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Hello all,

many thanks for taking the time to photograph your vaporiser!

Martin, it could well have been sent back to the factory for a
later type cylinder and head to be fitted, the original could have been frosted I guess..

I have taken a couple more pics and got the spec plate details..

The serial number is 21573
Size L
4 HP
400 RPM

The cylinder head has the number 5531K cast on top

The serial number is also stamped into the face of each flywheel.

I think if I'm correct, the serial number should date the engine to approx 1919?

Many thanks,
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Old 11-07-18, 03:52 PM   #9
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Couple more pics.
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One more question does it have crankcase breather grills above the crankshaft bearings.

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